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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2010 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-11-30.sbd.clugston.3118.sbeok.shnf

1 Alabama Getaway 08:43
2 Greatest Story Ever Told 07:46
3 Peggy-O 07:41
4 Cassidy 05:51
5 Friend of the Devil 10:39
6 Easy To Love You 04:10
7 El Paso 04:52
8 Tennessee Jed 09:10
9 Dancin' in the Street 15:34
10 Deal 05:57
11 Scarlet Begonias 15:02
12 Fire on the Mountain 11:35
13 Passenger 05:43
14 Terrapin Station 13:56
15 Playin' in the Band 14:16
16 Drums 09:29
17 Space 05:55
18 Lost Sailor 06:37
19 Saint of Circumstance 05:41
20 Wharf Rat 10:17
21 Good Lovin' 07:42
22 Don't Ease Me In 05:00

First set is stellar with an obvious highlight being the Dancin'. Outstanding to say the least. And in the 1st set? Good choice boys. Second set doesn't let up a bit with a fantastic S/F. The first jam in Scarlet, oftentimes not much to write home about, is just amazing; the transition jam is also oh, so sweet. And, as mentioned earlier, Phil is once again turned up to 11. Thumping and pounding out some amazing stuff. At the start of Fall 79 I think he told SBD guys to crank it up a bit more than usual. Just about every show he puts on a clinic. I know this year gets a whole lot of attention, but this show is yet another example of why.

Oh, if you want to skip a year and jump to the Fox show, that one also brings it.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 30, 2010 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

Oh, but it's such a good place to be stuck! I keep getting sucked in there, too :-) Haven't heard this show yet, though -- maybe cuz the set list isn't a grabber right off the bat for me -- but I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for the rec.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Nov 30, 2010 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

Dancin' and Scarlet>Fire were both particularly great in Fall '79. There's a flavor of groove in those shows that I haven't heard in any other era.

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Poster: olympiaroad Date: Nov 30, 2010 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

Yeah me too. My thing is I listen to whole tours in a row and it's always seasonal, so I average about three tours per season. (This fall was 87, 82, 83 and now, for the wintery part of the fall, (I live in the northeast), fall 79. Just finishing up the first leg of the tour and I must say that I believe the tour improves as it goes along. The available CM soundboard of 10-26 Springfield set II is a huge opener to the tour. Phil is on fire. Just check out his bombs during the Playin' reprise. I agree that Scarlet/Fire is notable in this tour. Every version is thought-provoking. Brent experiments a lot with his synths. However, I would argue it takes Jerry several shows to kind of "wake up" on this tour. When I knew only a few shows, I used to think really highly of, say, the Cape Cod shows and the Nassaus, but given the benefit of the big picture, I prefer the November ones. Franklins Tower should get a mention from this tour too. Maybe Jerry could literally play that one in his sleep, but it makes an inordinate number of appearances, (including a back-to-back set of renditions) and, I would argue, defines the tour. The one from Philly on the 5th into drums is nice. Oh, and there are a few jams into drums that flirt to greater or lesser degrees with Caution. The one on the 8th has a Gloria theme by Bobby that Phil toys with but no one else really seems to pick up on. My favorite show of the first leg is probably the Rochester one, but that could be the ghost of a Genny Cream Ale talking.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Nov 30, 2010 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

The fall of '79 . The gift that keeps on giving all the way to 12/11 .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 30, 2010 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

And it's also the time I changed my major to accommodate shows ... can I help it if the professors didn't check the tour schedule before making the syllabus?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Nov 30, 2010 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

And some derivative of Communications , English or Journalism was the one ?
What tour/city did you begin with ?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 30, 2010 11:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

Oh ha ha. As if I were that focused back then. Nope. It was called Interpretation. As in, you do dramatic performances of poetry and so on. Really. In addition to being suitably artsy for me at the time (gak!), it had a notable lack of papers, exams, and evening requirements when I had other plans. (And no, I didn't graduate with that major, LOL!)

I wasn't doing a whole tour; I did somehow still suffer under the illusion that I was a student. But I saw Dec. 3, 4, 5 and 7. Now I wish I'd started just a few days earlier and made a really long drive to Pittsburgh! I mean, it's not as if it would have interrupted my budding career as a poetry interpreter and/or Yoko Ono/Laurie Anderson wannabe ...


This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2010-12-01 07:43:15

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2010 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

Self-centered bastards, the lot of them.

To not change the syllabus so that we could ride the silly-bus for a few weeks was downright un-American.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Nov 30, 2010 8:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

LOL! Yeah, what the heck?!? The really funny thing is that a surprisingly high percentage of my silly-bus cohorts ended up as professors. Suppose they're more forgiving now?

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Nov 30, 2010 6:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

Good call. Fall '79 was about as exciting and inventive as Brent-era Dead ever got. Tons of great shows in October and November. I'd have to mull it over but IMO it's possible this was the last truly great Dead tour.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2010 6:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

In terms of consistency over a long period, you have an excellent argument. While later years produced some fine shows, rarely, if ever, were so many played back to back to back to back, etc.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 30, 2010 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: Sorry, still stuck in Fall 79

It seems like they must have decided to "tighten it up" , after this year , which is too bad . There is some great stuff in the early 80's , but this fall tour shows what might have been .